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Hi Family and Friends!
As some of you may already know, Tate has been fighting to control his epilepsy for over a year. We are so very thankful that, as of today September 29, 2017, Tate has been seizure-free for 50 days!
In January 2017, we started seeing several seizures everyday. Like many children and adults with epilepsy, he had good days and bad. Despite the seizures, Tate is a happy, silly, active, and sweet kid who loves bubbles, Ritz crackers, and books. He is our blessing. He is our champ and warrior. There is nothing Dan and I wouldn't do to give Tate more good days!
Two important things I've learned through this epilepsy journey is that although there have been developments in diagnosing and treatment, there is still so much unknown about the condition and seizures are difficult to treat. In some situations, brain surgery is the only option. Medication doesn't work for everyone. There is no easy fix. Even if medication suppresses the seizures, it comes with a price. Many anti-epileptic medications have serious side effects that can put you at risk of other health issues and delay development in children.
Epilepsy is the most common serious brain disorder worldwide with no age, racial, social class, national nor geographic boundaries (World Health Organization). Seizures steal moments and memories, can change lives, impact development, affect learning and can even result in death. There is no cure.
For the reasons above and many more, I am participating in the Walk to End Epilepsy on Sunday, November 5, 2017 at the Rose Bowl Stadium in Pasadena to join in the fight to END EPILEPSY.
Please support my efforts by making a donation or joining us in a walk/run on November 5. Your involvement provides care, advocacy and education today while investing in research and hope for tomorrow.
Your contribution makes a difference. Thank you!
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